Best of 2014

Each year, we award exemplary vehicles based on insights from real, verified owners in four distinct fields.

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Most Awarded Brands of 2014

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2014 Highest Initial Quality Ratings

The annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) measures new car quality by analyzing problems reported by owners in the first 90 days of ownership.

Recent Winners

2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Hyundai Elantra

2014 TOP LARGE CAR

Kia Cadenza

2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Hyundai Genesis

2014 Most Dependable Cars

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) has been the industry-leading source of car reliability ratings for over 25 years. VDS examines issues reported by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles to determine which are the most reliable cars.

Recent Winners

2011 TOP COMPACT CAR

Chevrolet Volt

2011 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Toyota Camry

2011 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2014 Best Performance and Design

The annual J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM is based on responses from more than 80,000 new-vehicle buyers or lessees and examines how gratifying a vehicle is to own after the first 90 days.

Recent Winners

2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Dodge Dart

2014 TOP LARGE CAR

Dodge Charger

2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

2014 Dealer Satisfaction Awards

Conducted annually, the J.D. Power U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM measures customer satisfaction with automotive service at a franchised dealer or independent service facility for maintenance or repair work among owners and lessees of 1- to 5-year-old vehicles. The Sales Satisfaction Index Study—redesigned for 2017—measures satisfaction with the sales experience among new-vehicle buyers and rejecters, who are those who shop a dealership and purchase elsewhere.

Recent Winners

LUXURY

CADILLAC

MASS MARKET

BUICK

LUXURY

Mercedes-Benz

MASS MARKET

MINI